About Catherine Moonan
Catherine is a lecturer in International Communications and Presentation Skills with the Irish Management Institute (IMI).
She has worked with a wide range of corporates and multinationals. These include AbbVie, Enterprise Ireland, ESB, The British Embassy, National Treasury Management Association, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Accenture, Aramark and Kerry Group. She has also carried out events for Local Enterprise Offices, Chambers of Commerce and Networking Groups.
Catherine is also a broadcaster and journalist. She has contributed to the Irish Independent, the Sunday Independent, the Irish Daily Mail, RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, Today FM, Dublin City FM and BBC Radio Humberside. She has also carried out research for RTÉ’s political and business series Prime Time.
Catherine is a graduate of Dublin City University (DCU) and holds an Honours Degree in French and German and a Masters Degree in Journalism; she also holds a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin.
Prior to setting up Communication Matters, Catherine’s career background includes working as a member of Aer Lingus cabin crew, a French and German secondary school teacher and a manager with Compaq.
What they say...
I HAD THE pleasure of working with Catherine on Dragons' Den, and I know that the contestants really valued her pitch coaching. She eased their nerves beforehand and gave them the confidence to tell their unique story in an engaging manner.
- Norah Casey, broadcaster; (former) CEO, Harmonia
I HAVE WORKED with Catherine in her capacity as a pitch coach during the first four seasons on Dragons’ Den. Catherine is a true professional and knows her subject inside out. She has a really calm approach and a lovely manner which puts her very nervous customers completely at ease.
- Bobby Kerr, broadcaster' (former) Chairman, Insomnia Coffee Company